Daddy Yankee recently made Billboard history, becoming the artist with the most top 10s on the Latin Airplay chart since its inception in 1994.
In total, DY has 41 top 10s on Latin Airplay, 22 of which hit No. 1, including “Despacito” with Luis Fonsi and Justin Bieber, which spent a total of 19 weeks at the top. In celebration of his new milestone, Billboard highlights Yankee’s Latin Airplay hits that have spent at least two weeks or more at No. 1.
Check them out below:
On the chart: “Rompe” peaked at No. 1 on Dec. 10, 2005, where it reigned for 15 weeks.
Before “Despacito,” Daddy Yankee crowned the chart for more than three months, holding steady at No. 1 with his 2005 hit “Rompe.” Along with “Gasolina,” the catchy reggaeton hit about being the best in his lane ultimately put Daddy Yankee, reggaeton and Latin hip-hop on the international map.
“Nota de Amor”
On the chart: “Nota de Amor” (Wisin & Carlos Vives feat. Daddy Yankee) peaked at No. 1 on April 25, 2015, where it reigned for two weeks.
Teaming up with Wisin and Carlos Vives, Daddy Yankee flaunts his romantic side on “Nota de Amor.” The feel-good track is an urban-tropipop hit that perfectly fuses Vives’ vallenato sound with Yankee’s quick-paced rap verses.
On the chart: “Despacito” (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber) peaked at No. 1 on March 11, 2017, where it reigned for 19 weeks.
Luis Fonsi and DY recruited Justin Bieber for an iconic bilingual remix that made history across the world, racking up more than 7 billion views on YouTube. “Yankee gave it that energy,” Fonsi told Billboard. “I don’t have that in my voice. He’s a hype man. He has that ability to get you out of your seat.”
On the chart: “Dura” peaked at No. 1 on March 17, 2018, where it reigned for five weeks.
On the heels of the massive success of “Despacito,” Daddy Yankee released “Dura,” a vibrant uptempo reggaeton hit that had music fans on their feet. The repetitive “Dura” is about a girl who’s all that. Yankee recruited Becky G, Natti Natasha and Bad Bunny for a remix.
On the chart: “Con Calma” (Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry feat. Snow) peaked at No. 1 on March 16, 2019, where it reigned for eight weeks.
“To transcend different cultures singing in my language and representing it has been a core mission since the beginning of my career,” the reggaeton singer expressed on Instagram of “Con Calma,” his energetic, bilingual remake of Snow’s 1992 hit “Informer.”
On the chart: “Soltera” (Lunay, Daddy Yankee & Bad Bunny) peaked at No. 1 on July 13, 2019, where it reigned for two weeks.
Daddy Yankee teamed up with Bad Bunny and Lunay on the “Soltera” remix, an anthem for the single ladies. In the clip, the three Puerto Rican artists crash a bachelorette party, dance on top of a giant cake, cozy up to the group of beautiful women and pop bottles of champagne.
On the chart: “China” (Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin) peaked at No. 1 on Sept. 21, 2019, where it reigned for two weeks.
“China” is a fun Latin urban-meets-EDM track that revives Shaggy’s timeless single “It Wasn’t Me.” Similar to Shaggy’s hit, the song talks about infidelity and getting caught red-handed. In “China,” Anuel AA, Karol G, Ozuna, Daddy Yankee and J Balvin all sing about meeting someone at the club, having a good time and forgetting about their significant other.
“Que Tire Pa’ Lante”
On the chart: “Que Tire Pa’ Lante” peaked at No. 1 on Dec. 21, 2019, where it reigned for three weeks.
“Que Tire Pa’ Lante” is an uptempo reggaeton and dancehall song about a girl who is a great dancer who Daddy Yankee compliments by saying “que tire pa’ lante?,” asking her to flaunt more of her dance moves. People of all ages and cultures have danced to the infectious beat.